Broadband deals without a long term contract are quite tricky to
come across, but there are some good options available from several
ISPs. If it isn't convenient for you to be tied into a 12 or 18
month service agreement, we can help you find a short term
broadband service that fits with your budget and requirements.
Broadband without a contract is great when you're...
- Renting property on a temporary basis
- Visiting for three months or less
- Waiting for a digital TV or home phone service agreement to
expire, so you can upgrade and bundle all your services together
with a new ISP
We're here to explain all your options when getting a short term
broadband service, so that you can avoid any pitfalls and
understand the fine print that this kind of internet service is
likely to come with.
What kind of broadband deal can I get without a long
- Direct Save Telecom offer several 1 month
rolling broadband contracts, with speeds up to 14Mbps (above the
national broadband average) and a variety of usage limits to choose
from, depending on your needs.
Mobile Broadband Medium is a one month rolling contract with
1GB data allowance - handy if you want to get online to check your
emails and browse a few websites, but no substitute for a home
broadband connection with unlimited data
General points to consider when thinking about getting
broadband without a contract:
When switching to a short term or rolling broadband deal, it is
likely that you will be required to pay for all the equipment
necessary such as a wireless or wired router. By contrast, if you
sign a contract, the supplier will offer you hardware for free.
What happens with the line rental?
If you choose a short term home broadband service provided by
Direct Save Telecom, you will be required to have a phone line with
them on a 28 day rolling agreement.
If you choose a rolling mobile broadband contract there is no
requirement for line rental.
Are there any other costs and charges?
Expect installation fees, connection fees, and perhaps other
hidden charges (i.e. the cost of equipment) - this depends on the
provider's terms and conditions so be sure to read them. Make no
mistake, contract-less is almost never charge-less, therefore it is
wise to know what you are paying for.
Examples of upfront costs by popular broadband providers:
Direct Save Basic + Weekend Calls up
- Activation fee: £24.95
- Installation fee: N/A
- Equipment cost: £8.95
Orange Mobile Broadband Medium up
- Activation fee: N/A
- Installation fee: N/A
- Equipment cost: £5
Avoid early cancellation fees
Unfortunately sometimes smaller ISPs may advertise broadband
deals as contract-less and might smuggle in a cancellation
fee. This does not happen often, however to be on the safe
side, read through and make sure you understand all the Ts and Cs.
If you don't understand a clause, make sure you call the ISP's
customer service department and get an adviser to explain to you
all the grey areas. Click here for a list of customer service
numbers from all of the major providers in the UK.
Want help choosing the right short term broadband deal?
Call Simplifydigital on 0808 256 6606. Our friendly, impartial
experts will check over 11,000 broadband, home phone and digital TV
deals to find the right one for you.